Calverton-Baiting Hollow-Manorville: Victorian tea and Riley news

Baiting Hollow Congregational Church will hold a Victorian tea Saturday, Feb. 12, from noon to 3 p.m. with music by Jazz Alive. Sounds like a great way to kick off Valentine’s Day. For tickets ($12 each) call Joan at 849-4030.

Congratulations to Calverton residents Bill and Marge Ingrassia, who will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Feb. 11. Their children threw them a wonderful party a little bit early at the Foxwood Village Clubhouse so that their granddaughter, who was home from college, could attend. By the way, Bill was recently elected as president of the Foxwood Village Homeowners Association. Many more years of happiness is wished for you from all your family and friends.

Riley Avenue Elementary School’s computer room is hoppin’ this month: the students are doing group projects with an introduction to PowerPoint, adding text and animations and clip art to editing their writings for spelling and grammatical corrections, the students are learning a great deal about computers.

Other happenings at Riley: Valentine’s Day celebrations are being planned schoolwide. The school recently held its first-ever Spirit Day, where students showed their school spirit by wearing school colors. The Parents as Reading Partners weeklong event was also a success. A great time was had by all.

Here’s a chicken fact for you: Chickens with white earlobes and feathers lay white eggs and hens with red earlobes and feathers lay brown eggs. Just a little chicken fun.

I’m getting a wee bit tired of being blamed for all the snow, the latest coming from my friend Karen of Manorville. I love the snow, but I don’t make the snow.

OK, it’s been almost two weeks and now I can finally talk about it. Our N.Y. Jets loss was devastating. The Super Bowl now marks the last game of the season. To all my new buddies who I’ve met in supermarkets, gas stations and various other places, we’ll get ’em next year!

I wish you all a great, safe, happy week. I hope the groundhog made the right decision. Take care, bye.